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justice." and i'm here because i worked as one of bob's assistance for two and a half years we are friends between 1974 and his death last fall. but i need to open with a compression. i can't say very much about the book. i'll talk instead about bob bork, the man and solicitor general. the reason i can't say much about the book is his principal focus is his first six months on the job. she plead guilty and resigned as vice president when he persuaded the supreme court to stop justice douglas' crusade and the u.s. from persecuting the vietnam war. but he fired archibald cox as the watergate special prosecutor and appointed thee into risky to replace him. and when he served as acting attorney general for three months between the ted elliott richardson designed and william saxby was appointed. not bad for one's first six months on the job. the title saving justice comes from bob's decision not to re-sign this saturday night massacre, which by the way should've been called the saturday night involuntary manslaughter. [laughter] because nixon didn't plan it, but just wandered into it. bob belie
of friends. >> his friends work of his california friends, the drowns, and i think bob and carol finch were very good friends, even the finch was sort of pushed, when finch can to work with them he was sort of pushed out, but he, he was, he was sort of a famous lonely man in many ways. particularly as president but i think the key to them, the key to his failure as president, sort of accommodation having great power comes enormous by which he never had before, and you could see him beginning to exercise after he was elected. you would see these loony memos he would send out address to mrs. nixon from the president. >> loving. >> he suggested that -- the most maligned politician in american michigan or the great comeback. where is this coming from? and you could see this site, the combination of great power and great integrity. that's a deadly combination, a really deadly combination and i think that's what finally brought them down. >> one of the things we did at the library was we started an oral history program, because the library had been run privately and the federal government had kep
there wasn't a great crisis and day comparable to the days i was using in the book. it happened that bob was substituting for walter cronkite. so i called up bob and said, we're going to show you in 1978. you want to come over and watch it? yes. and so he came over, he was prepared in his own mind to tell us how it was different. largely he was going say because of the competition with the click use have less news because they feed to the commercial. you had minute of the news but that's not what happened. that. ed but additionally what happened was that the technology was so different. it was -- it was a technology in which they spliced and put together and every ninety vekdz twelve people and a lot of little pieces. itst done in part because these are craftsman. they have the ability to do and trying to make an interesting story. but the briefs story that bob was watching us with, they had a person the reporter talking actually for thirty seconds, maybe. and they had, you know, had something to say. and of itn't a back and forth and it was understandable watching bill talking instead o
and the pumper wound up here because this was part of half the fire. this is bob. when he had deposited the three engines there, he left them and said i have to go check on things down the road. he didn't know if there was an engine down there. he drove down and had a conversation with the captain that lasted about five minutes. in which they discuss the situation that engine 57 was in. i spent an entire chapter in the book talking about the discussion. it is one of the touchiest things that happened on the fire. there has been a lot of grief about it. i spent more effort on that chapter, i think, than i did on anything else. i have talked to the people who comment about what he said. talked to the people who are here today. those who talked directly after this and have challenged his accountability. in chapter seven, it is solid. it isn't the only time that it is mentioned in the book. there is an appraisal farther on in their are some remarks about him earlier. i got an e-mail from bob after i had him read the book. got him one of the first copies. and he said it is fine with me. i accept what
friends, the drowns, and i think bob and carol finch were very good friends. even though finch was sort of pushed, when fib. came the -- finch came to work with him, he was sort of pushed out. but he was, um, he was, he was sort of a friendless, lonely man in many ways. and particularly as president. but i think the key to him, the key to his failure as a president were two things. sort of the combination of having great power, enormous power which he'd never had before, and you can see him exercise it after he's elected. some of these loony memos addressed to mrs. nixon from the president. [laughter] and it was very, and -- >> loving. >> coming from, he suggested that they should commission a book about the most maligned politician in american history or the great comebacks in history. and where's this coming from? [laughter] and so you can see, and you can see the side that he was sort of this come by nation of great power and great insecurity, and that's a deadly combination. a really deadly combination. and i think that's what finally brought him down. >> something that struck me, o
, and there are agents that are interesting, and i think they are significant. yes? can you tell us, bob, what you have brewing next? >> yes, i'd be happy to do it because i trust ul -- i'll be back here in a few years. [laughter] it's always a pleasure to come. i am writing a novel, which is a wonderful experience for me about george washington, and i get to do two things in the novel. i get to have washington, martha, the circle of people around them which had grown constantly larger, and what they do during those years, and that's the first thing. the second thing is i get to give the reader snapshots of george washington and martha washington as well reflecting upon events in the past and what they met and how they see them now after a period of time. now, it is at that point that the book becomes truly fiction and not history, and why am i doing this? well, because i'd always thought it would be fun to write a novel, but, you know, asking myself why? what makes it fun is that it enables you to do something you cannot do as a historian, and that is go beyond the evidence, go beyond existing evidenc
honor to introduce our incoming chair, bob dickerson, from the birmingham business center. and i want to welcome him to introduce our keynote speaker, a good friend of the national community reinvestment coalition, richard cordray. so, please, join me in welcoming bob dickerson. [applause] >> thank you, john. good morning. >> morning. >> so, you know, it used to be rude to have your cell phones out during a meeting, but now since we're all tweeting -- [laughter] using that hash tag -- what is it -- just economy, you may feel free to do so, okay? well, good morning, everyone. we are very happy to have richard cordray, the director of the consumer financial protection bureau at the 2013 ncrc >> the cfpb has emerged as a strong protecter for consumers from their implementation of dodd-frank to the agency's enforcement of actions against credit card companies like capital one for their deceptive practices. i thought i'd get something on that. all right, there we go. they had a tremendous year in 2012, and we know that they're going to continue that extraordinary work. so prior to his serv
an influencer and an implementer. she was one of the heavyweights at the table alongside bob gates in that first cabinet or in the first term of president obama. she had a lot of experience. and she was a big player on the global stage. president obama knew when he was elected that he wasn't going to be able to travel around the world and make america's case on a daily basis because he was going to be busy at home with the economy. so there was a very clear reason why he -- one of the many reasons why he chose her as secretary of state, because he knew she could do that for him on a daily basis in all around the world. and that's why i think that she would bring to him an accurate reading of where things stood, what she could deliver to him in terms of moving forward, in terms of agreement, in terms of where the players were when it comes to libya, for example. deliver to him, you know, what was needed for him to make the decision. she lost some battles, but she certainly influenced a lot of decisions. libya being one of them and asia, definitely. >> host: uh-huh, and we'll get to libya next, ac
. this is a photograph of a story in palatine called soccer plus. bob notrip had a pretty good business going and then he ran into something called show rooming. what that consists of is people who would walk into his store and say i'd like to try on a pair of shoes here or some equipment, they'd find exactly what they want, write down all the information and say thanks, bob. walk out, order it on the internet, and pay for it not paying sales tax on their purchase. so bob every time he tried to sell something and collect the sales tax in illinois which he was required to collect, was at a disadvantage. the people who were buying over the internet. is it fair? well, the supreme court said it's up to congress to decide if it's fair. it's up to congress to decide whether internet sales should be subject to state and local sales taxes. that's why we're here. and for my way of thinking this is just a question of fundamental fairness. we're not talking about imposing a new tax. not at all. we're talking about existing taxes. in my state of illinois incidentally, when i buy something on the internet, i have a l
, but the most popular show on that network is "real personal" with bob berkowitz, i think at 11:00 at night, where they talk about sex. eah, the maldr. ruth. >> how does that make you feel? >> well, you know, my column appears in 350 newspapers, and they have classified ads in there in which men are seeking men and women are seeking women and some of each are seeking all kinds of other things. i think again, to use the biblical analogy, it's the wheat and the tares. i'm not being asked to talk about that, i'm not being asked to do anything about that. i'm asked to do my own show, and this is a network, and it provides different things for different people. i'm just thrilled to be included in the mix. >> why do you think television has become what it is? >> well, i think one of the reasons is the lack of talent now. in the early days of television, you had people like sid caesar and carl reiner and howard morris and some tremendous writers. glen campbell, in his new book "rhinestone cowboy," talks about the eager young writers of that day of material who were brilliant, and they were constra
see bob sitting there. we all had the privilege of presenting this extraordiextraordi nary national treasury to use you so in a second please join me in welcoming dr. john carlos. we will bring kate damon appear next. [applause] [applause] [applause] >> thank you so much. this is a wonderful, a rousing day for me to come to charlottesville and to receive an ovation like this. it's extremely precious to me to be at this form this evening. >> i have to go first. [laughter] >> i'm sorry. [applause] >> good evening. no worries, no worries. my name is kate damon and some of you all might know my mother. so i first met congressman lewis in 2010 at a client's event in washington d.c. and he had just won the inaugural lbj liberty and justice for all award. and we happen to be getting our coats at the same time so i tapped him on the shoulder and i said, excuse me congress men lewis, my mother just thinks you are the greatest. ai give you a hug for her? and he said of course. and so in his recent book, "across that bridge" he writes love is the willingness to be beaten, to go to jail to be k
is this possible grand bargain being talked about on capitol hill. senator bob corker republican from tennessee was on "fox news sunday" and address the issue of a possible deal with the democrats on entitlement. let's take a listen. >> again i think there are by the way is a chance on a deal. i know the president is saying the right things and we have an opportunity over the next 45 months. i think we will know when the president is serious by virtue of a process that is set up where he is actually the table or whether he has to designate and whether he begins to say publicly to the american people and to all americans that he understands that americans are only paying one third of the cost of medicare. that has to change for the program to be here down the road but look chris, i think republicans if they saw as true entitlement reform would be glad to look at tax reform that generates additional revenues and that doesn't mean increasing rates. that means closing loopholes and it also means arranging our tax system so that we have economic growth. >> host: your take on senator corker's situati
saw this terrifying epidemic, bob and the country responded with tear targeted for gay people, people of color directly impacted today are the key populations from the beginning. she stopped on the cheap in cascade is she made a comment if you work in hiv now if you're sick of hearing what were all talking about. assorted shows some of the other factors other coming into play, that people could have insurance coverage, but if you don't have a.are you trust, you're not going to come in for care and those things play out everywhere. his extensive research that shows people are more likely to hear that you have the place of lives. that might seem pretty self-evident. we can document this, so lack of affordable housing is a big barrier. still today we have the american factory people pay incredible amount. i have to say i worked in hiv for a long time and when i was at the white house had the privilege to work with mayra. one of the things that surprised me was the extent to which discrimination is still so bad. we did community discussions across the country met privately with people and
marco. thank you for your service. >> the chair recognizes the gentlelady from minnesota, ms. bob denver when i met. >> thank you, mr. chairman. also to her witness as what do we learn this millions of americans have been big guns by these policies. they've lost a leg with billions of dollars of assets. the people who suffer more than any power at the bottom end of the scale, the african-american community have suffered from these policies. we see over 90% of the mortgages having access to government involvement. this doesn't even pass the following off the chair laughing test to think this a public-private partnership. it's not. this is the federal government. it's been a failure. when are we going to release the government has been a lousy steward of people's money and also at the same time disadvantage people with well-meaning programs. we need to pay back taxpayers who funded this bailout, get them out of the gses to change her thank you good idea die. >> the gentlelady from missouri, ms. wagner for one another. >> thank you, mr. chairman. as we continue this debate, and keeping your though
that charge. i think a number of those who have looked at it carefully, for example, bob who was the head of the house veterans committee, who is very much embraced my reform ideas for the disability system. he left congress met andy is mayor of san diego. some of them have kind of moved on. i would say there's more hope for reform in the veterans disability area than the overall reform. [inaudible] >> you know, i would say two years ago when we had us do not this december 2 years ago when doug holtz-eakin and i were leading a discussion on the lifting of the debt ceiling, some of the republicans who were there, actually walked out of the room. this year we didn't have that. so, you know, people were more willing to listen, but i think that the extreme wing of the tea party typically does not attend the harvard new members conference this. [laughter] in my experience. >> jessica mathews. among economists, is there significant debate about your estimate, your five to $6 trillion estimate, are you still -- what are the key issues that if we were in a roomful if economists we would be tangli
the road this deal, this possible grand bargain that's being talked about on capitol hill. senator bob corker, republican from tennessee, was on fox news sunday and addressed this issue of a possible deal with democrats on entitlements. take a listen. >> well, again, i think, i think there, by the way, is a chance on a deal. i know the president is saying the right things, and we have an opportunity over the next four to five months. i think that, you know, we'll know when the president is serious by virtue of a process that's set up where he is actually at the table or whether he has a designee and whether he begins to say publicly to the american people, to all americans that he understands that americans are only paying one-third of the cost of medicare, and that has to change for the program to be here down the road. but look, chris, i think, i think republicans if they saw true entitlement reform would be glad to look at tax reform that generates additional revenues. and that doesn't mean increasing rates. that means closing loopholes. it also means arranging our tax system so tha
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